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Security forces fire on Yemeni protesters

Yemeni forces fire at protesters blockading a government building, killing a shopkeeper and three protesters in Taiz

Security forces fire on Yemeni protesters
Yemeni protesters demonstrate against the regime of President Ali Abdullah Saleh on May 9, 2011 in the city of Ibb, 190 kms southwest of Sanaa, as they support protesters in the city of Taez (Taiz) where police fired tear gas, killing two and injuring dozens (AFP/Getty Images)
Security forces fire on Yemeni protesters
Yemeni anti-government protesters hold up a national flag and a copy of Islam's holy book, the Koran, during a demonstration against President Ali Abdullah Saleh's regime in Sanaa on May 9. Yemeni forces fired at protesters blockading a government building on Monday, killing a shopkeeper and three protesters in Taiz, a city that has seen some of the largest demonstrations against President Ali Abdullah Saleh, witnesses said (AFP/Getty Images/ Text: Reuters)
Security forces fire on Yemeni protesters
A Yemeni woman stands under a colourful umbrella as anti-government protesters demonstrate against President Ali Abdullah Saleh's regime in Sanaa on May 9, 2011. Yemeni security forces fired tear gas and live rounds to break up a similar protest in Taiz (Taez), south of the capital, killing three protesters and injuring dozens, according to witnesses and medics (AFP/Getty Images)
Security forces fire on Yemeni protesters
Yemeni anti-government protesters run during clashes with security troops in Taiz (Taez), south of the capital Sanaa, on May 9, 2011. Security forces, some in armoured vehicles, moved in to disperse the protest, wounding at least 80 protesters in the industrial city. (AFP/Getty Images/ Text: Reuters)
Security forces fire on Yemeni protesters
Yemeni protesters, with anti-government slogans painted on their bodies, demonstrate against President Ali Abdullah Saleh's regime in Sanaa. Arabic writing on front protester's chest reads: 'With the blood of the martyrs we gain freedom' (AFP/Getty Images)
Security forces fire on Yemeni protesters
Yemeni security forces use water canons to disperse anti-government protesters in Taiz (Taez), south of the capital Sanaa, on May 9, 2011 (AFP/Getty Images)
Security forces fire on Yemeni protesters
Yemeni anti-government protesters evacuate a wounded comrade on a motorcycle in Taiz. The latest violence came as the Arabian Peninsula country's main opposition group awaited word on whether Gulf Arab states could revive a deal to edge Saleh out of power within a month. (AFP/Getty Images/ Text: Reuters)
Security forces fire on Yemeni protesters
Yemeni anti-government protesters clash with security troops in Taiz (Taez), south of the capital Sanaa, on May 9. Thousands of demonstrators in Taiz shouted anti-Saleh slogans and demanded the postponement of school exams, while protests erupted elsewhere in the impoverished country that Saleh has ruled for nearly 33 years (AFP/Getty Images/ Text: Reuters)